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‘No excuses’ for POPI non-compliance, says Tlakula

Information Regulator chairperson Pansy Tlakula advises local organisations to use the one-year grace period to put compliance measures in place.

Apr 6, 2020

All you need to know about COVID-19 track and trace rules

Effectively managing the spread of the coronavirus pandemic necessitates a limitation of various constitutional rights, says the Information Regulator.


Regulator wants POPIA in force by Q2 2020

Advocate Pansy Tlakula sends a letter to president Cyril Ramaphosa, requesting to bring the outstanding aspects of the Act into effect.

Jan 16, 2020

17 years later, POPI Act delays continue

Although South Africans’ personal data is increasingly being exposed, there is still no commencement date for the much-anticipated law.


Data protection is human rights issue, says Tlakula

The chairperson of the Information Regulator prioritises data protection, saying everyone must advocate for privacy data protection.


Joburg says it has no policy for surveillance cameras

Officials confirm the city does not have a policy in place to govern the surveillance cameras across Johannesburg.

Sep 16, 2019

6.7K exposed in Garmin SA hack, regulator seeks answers

The Information Regulator will take the GPS and fitness accessory maker to task over a data breach that affected thousands of users.

Sep 16, 2019

Information Regulator cautions private camera network operators

Before an operator can install and monitor surveillance cameras, reasonable steps must be adhered to in terms of the law, says the Information Regulator.


Top-level UN human rights role gives Tlakula extra digital power

Advocate Pansy Tlakula believes her position as SA's Information Regulator will complement the way the UN human rights committee tackles hate speech and racism on digital platforms.


Final POPI regulations published

The Information Regulator has published the final Protection of Personal Information regulations.

Aug 21, 2018

Regulator, marketers iron out POPI 'opt in' differences

With the POPI Act drawing closer, the Information Regulator and the Direct Marketers Association of SA thrash out their differences.

Jul 30, 2018

Information Regulator calls direct marketers to order

After direct marketers slammed the POPI Act's "opt-in" provisions, the regulator says they are in the best interests of data subjects.

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